pelisse definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin pellicia, for pellicia (vestis) ; from Classical Latin pellicius, made of skins ; from pellis, a skin: for Indo-European base see fell
pelisse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A long cloak or outer robe, usually of fur or with a fur lining.
- A woman's loose light cloak, often with openings for the arms.
Origin: French, from Old French pelice, from Late Latin pellīcia, from Latin, feminine of pellīcius, made of skin, from pellis, skin; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.